OAKLAND, Calif. — With a rainstorm hitting central California, the visiting dugout at O.Co. Coliseum became flooded and sewage backed up in the Athletics coaches' bathroom, the third such incident at the stadium this season.
The infield was covered by a silver tarp before the game and workers repeatedly had to sweep big puddles of water away. A's C Kurt Suzuki said sewage was flowing out of the faucets.
Sewage made its way into the home dugout during Tuesday's game, and earlier this season sewage flooded the visiting manager's office and team locker rooms during an A's-Mariners game.
ANGELS: RHP Jered Weaver, who was scratched from Friday's start with forearm tightness, was set to play catch and should make his final start of the season Wednesday.
BLUE JAYS: CF Colby Rasmus went on the 15-day disabled list, ending his season a day after he was hit in the left eye by a warmup toss from teammate Anthony Gose.
CARDINALS: Closer Edward Mujica, who has blown two of his four save opportunities this month, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that fatigue is affecting his release point.
CUBS: President of baseball operations Theo Epstein accepted RHP Kevin Gregg's apology for a tirade to the media, and the team will not release him. Gregg unloaded to reporters on Friday about his dissatisfaction over apparently losing his closer's job to RHP Pedro Strop.
METS: Rookie RHP Zack Wheeler was shut down for the season as a precaution after complaining of stiffness in his pitching shoulder during Tuesday's start, espn.com reported.
RANGERS: Closer Joe Nathan, who has triggered an opt-out clause in his contract by appearing in 55 games, told mlb.com that he hopes to return on a multi-year deal.
REDS: Rookie LHP Tony Cingrani, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 10 because of back spasms, has not progressed as quickly as hoped and might not pitch again during the regular season.